First rays of sunlight over Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.
I captured this photo as the sun just peaked over the mountains this morning. Right after taking this photo, I looked down at my watch; 10:31 a.m.! Today is the winter solstice and thus the shortest day of the year. Officially we are to receive about 5 and a half hours of sunlight today. Because we are surrounded by mountains, our actual sunlight is much less. The good news, now the days are getting longer!